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Event to honor late Suffolk pol Nora Bredes

Nora Bredes, 60 Led Long Island's fight to

Nora Bredes, 60

Led Long Island's fight to halt the opening of the Shoreham nuclear power plant. She also headed the New York League of Conservation Voters and served as a Suffolk County legislator for eight years. (Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood)

Suffolk County will hold a dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 14, for a nature preserve that has been renamed for former county Legis. Nora Bredes.

Bredes, who led Long Island’s fight to stop the opening of the nuclear power plant in Shoreham, died in August at age 60. The county legislature passed a resolution in October to name the nature preserve at Forsythe Meadow, a 36-acre county park, as Nora Bredes Preserve.

The April event, which will be led by Legis. Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) and former Legis. Vivian Viloria Fisher, will be open to the public. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the preserve, which is on Hollow Road in Stony Brook.

Bredes served as a Suffolk legislator for eight years in the 1990s. She also led the New York League of Conservation Voters and served as director of the Rochester-based Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership.

Bredes was born in Huntington and represented the East End in the county legislature.

Above: Nora Bredes

Tags: Stony Brook , preserve , dedication , Nora Bredes

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